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Analysis

  • Automation at Sea

    Unlike naval vessels, commercial shipping has been relatively slow to tap the potential of fully integrated automation. Increasing the level of shipboard automation and systems integration can lead to significant...

  • Resilient, Rugged and Robust: The Laptop Revolution

    The rugged notebook and laptop market now offers more robust products with enhanced performance for shipping operations. Alex Hawkes talks to leading rugged IT manufacturers about the latest technology on...

  • Glimmers of Hope

    Despite 2009 being a bad year for the industry, the delivery of some vessels offer a portent for things to come, writes Barnaby Black.

  • The Alternative Power Dock

    Alternative maritime power for docked container vessels has made steady progress throughout the decade, but isn’t it time more ports and shipping lines adopted the technology? Alex Hawkes reports.

  • Shipbuilding – Down but Not Out

    Predictions may be bleak for European shipbuilders as Asia becomes a growing force but that does not mean gloom for all. Barnaby Black looks at current market trends and how...

  • Lost at Sea

    Demand for skills in shipping may still be unquantifiable, but as Penny Jones found out at the Ship Safety Conference by Arena International, this does not mean it doesn’t exist.

  • No Free Ride: From Barnacles to Biofilms

    From keeping barnacles at bay to improving efficiency at sea, marine coatings are brining about benefits the industry could only dream of years ago, write Dr Gareth Evans.

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